Market Overview

Futures

  • US Stock Futures Up Ahead Of Jobless Claims, Factory Orders Data

    2015 Mar 05, 7:11am ABBV, AEO, AR, B Riley, COST, MNK, News, PCYC

    Pre-open movers US stock futures traded higher in early pre-market trade. Data on weekly jobless claims and nonfarm business productivity for the fourth quarter will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. Data on factory orders for January will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET. Futures for the Dow Jones...

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  • EUR/USD Lower On Data Ahead Of ECB

    2015 Mar 05, 7:04am Futures, Forex, Markets

    EUR/USD is trading at 11047, down 0.0032. German January manufacturing orders were lower and came in below estimates. The decline was reinforced by declining overseas orders that were down 4.8 percent on the month. A decline in EMU orders of 9 percent on the month was especially worrisome. Italy's...

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  • U.S. Dollar Index Higher Ahead Of Data

    2015 Mar 05, 7:02am Futures, Forex, Markets

    The March U.S. dollar Index is trading 96.18, up 0.19. Due to the snow-related partial government closure on Thursday, some data releases may be delayed. Trading is expected to be choppy. The Challenger Job Cuts data for February will be released at 7:30 a.m. ET. Initial Jobless Claims and...

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  • USD/JPY Higher

    2015 Mar 05, 6:59am Futures, Forex, Markets

    USD/JPY is trading higher Thursday at 120.17, up 0.48. Trading is firm with some selling noted against 120.30. Market talk about easy policy ahead by the BOJ and comments by BOJ officials led to choppy and firm trading overnight. Chatter about Friday's U.S. payroll data is making the rounds.

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  • AUD/USD Lower

    2015 Mar 05, 6:58am Futures, Forex, Markets

    The AUD/USD is trading at 0.7810, down 0.0011. Trading is range-bound. Some market talk that more rate cuts this spring are coming has made its way into the market. Chatter about comments by RBA policy makers overnight led to a choppy trade. Market talk about U.S. data on Friday is beginning.

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  • GBP/USD Little Lower

    2015 Mar 05, 6:58am Futures, Forex, Markets

    GBP/USD is trading at 1.5243, down 0.0018. Trading has been mostly lower and steady. The overnight range is fairly small. Chatter about the U.K. elections in May has prompted a lot of conversation. Market talk regarding U.S. payroll data Friday and the ECB comments later this morning is making the...

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  • USD/CAD Lower

    2015 Mar 05, 6:57am Futures, Forex, Markets

    USD/CAD is trading lower Thursday at 1.2414, down 0.0010. Market chatter about the BOC continues. Market chatter is beginning to focus on U.S. payroll data on Friday. Firm crude Oil prices on Thursday morning has added some pressure. USD/CAD trading is steady and the range is narrow.

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  • Wheat Little Lower

    2015 Mar 05, 6:50am Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Weekly export sales data for wheat are due out Thursday. Estimates are for 450,000 tons. Wheat Futures are a little lower. May Chicago Wheat is trading at 493 1/2, down 2 1/2 cents. July Chicago wheat is trading at 501, down 2 cents. May Kansas City Wheat is trading at 526, down 1 1/4 cents....

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  • Corn Little Changed

    2015 Mar 05, 6:48am Futures, Commodities, Markets

    The estimates for today's weekly corn export sales report are 850,000 million tons. Corn futures are little changed Thursday. May Corn is trading at 389, down 1/2 of a cent. July Corn is trading at 396 3/4, down 3/4 of a cent. Corn used for Ethanol is running a little behind the estimated levels...

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  • Soybeans Little Higher

    2015 Mar 05, 6:47am Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Soybeans are trading a little higher Thursday. May Soybeans are trading at 995 1/2, up 1 1/2 cents. Trading has been choppy overnight with trading both sides of unchanged seen. May Soybean oil is trading at 31.96, down 0.25. May Soybean Meal is trading at 328.4, up 1.3. Weekly export sales data is...

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  • NY Coffee Little Lower

    2015 Mar 05, 6:47am Futures, Commodities, Markets

    May NY Coffee is trading a little lower at 136.50, down 1.05. Trading overnight has mostly been lower. A lot of market chatter about currency values continues. Trading is expected to be very choppy with wide ranges. Market talk about pricing ahead into July coffee is making the rounds.

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  • NY Cotton Little Lower

    2015 Mar 05, 6:46am Futures, Commodities, Markets

    NY May Cotton is trading a little lower during early Thursday morning. May NY Cotton is trading at 63.55, down 0.05. Market talk about economic conditions and demand has kept some sellers active in recent days. Traders are a bit concerned about the recent action after easy policy moves by China and...

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  • Cocoa Little Lower

    2015 Mar 05, 6:45am Futures, Commodities, Markets

    NY Cocoa is trading a little lower Thursday morning. Trading has been somewhat quiet. May Cocoa is trading down 10 at 2997. Chatter about dry weather and West Africa harvest was seen as a little negative and has brought some sellers in.

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  • NY Sugar Little Higher

    2015 Mar 05, 6:44am Futures, Commodities, Markets

    NY Sugar futures are trading a little higher Thursday morning. May Sugar is trading at 13.53, up 0.19. Sugar trading has been choppy overnight. Continued chatter about currency values and impending exports from India is ongoing. Chatter about long-term diet changed has entered into the conversation.

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  • EUR/USD Lower Ahead Of ECB

    2015 Mar 04, 3:14pm Futures, Forex, Markets

    The ECB Governing Council on Thursday will hold its monetary policy meeting in Cyprus. ECB President Mario Draghi will hold a press conference afterwards. The EUR/USD is trading sharply lower Wednesday at 1.1072, down 0.0110. Market chatter about data U.S. due out Friday and the ECB meeting...

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